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According to some studies, Serenoa repens is also reported to be useful for the treatment of hair loss; certainly, because of its properties it is often recommended to promote normal prostate and urinary tract function.
Serenoa repens is a plant in the Arecaceae family, also known as the dwarf American palm because its size does not exceed 3 meters.
Serenoa repens produces dark red, single-seeded, olive-like berries.
Several researches have been carried out on extracts of its fruits from which it has been shown that Serenoa repens is very rich in fatty acids and phytosterols.
Native Americans consume the fruits of this plant as food and as a cure for a wide variety of problems related to the urinary and reproductive systems. European settlers also soon learned to use its dry extract for various ailments such as fatigue, weakness, urogenital problems and so on.
Finally, with advancing age, it is normal to experience loss of muscle tone.
The main support of muscles are amino acids as they play a key role in protein formation and thus in building and maintaining muscles.
It follows that one of the symptoms of amino acid deficiency is precisely loss of muscle tone.
There are 23 amino acids that are indispensable to our body, of which 8 are essential but cannot be synthesized, i.e., the body is unable to “self-produce” them from protein, consequently they must necessarily be introduced through food or supplements.
These eight are: Lysine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Valine, Threonine.
Taking protein supplements can therefore help maintain and grow muscle mass.